Pirelli to pitch for Formula One tyre supply 30 Apr 2010
Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has announced plans to offer to supply tyres to all Formula One teams next year. Current suppliers Bridgestone are pulling out at the end of this season and a number of alternative makers are under consideration.
Pirelli communicates its decision to present a technical and commercial offer for supply of tyres to all the teams in the Formula One world championship, read a statement issued by Pirelli.
The company plans to present the bid to FIA (Federation Internationale de lAutomobile) and FOA (Formula One Administration Limited) by 9 May, the date of the next Formula One Grand Prix to be held in Spain.
Williams technical director Sam Michael revealed earlier this week that the teams had narrowed their preferred choice of supplier to two - Michelin or Cooper Avon - but Pirellis announcement means a final decision by the FIA is unlikely to be imminent.
Pirelli have a strong F1 pedigree, having won 44 Grands Prix between 1950 and 1991.